LLAN DE CUBEL originated in the summer of 1984 as the result of the meeting of two groups of musicians: one from Uviéu and formed by Elias García and Fonsu Mielgo, a traditional duo of bagpipes and Asturian drum, joined by guitar player Susi Bello and percussionist Daniel Lombas; and the other from Cuideiru, made up of fiddle player Guzmán Marqués and flute player Marcos Llope.
As the result of their meeting in a festival, they decided to work together to create an Asturian folk group which they named after a mountain in the county of Cuideiru: LLAN DE CUBEL. We point out here that, at that time, there were only two established folk groups in Asturies (both of which disappeared years ago).
After a short running-in period, the group got under way in a more professional manner, encouraged by the reception they received at their public presentation in December 1984 at the II Certamen de Arpa Céltica de Uviéu.
Of the original line-up of the group, Elias García, Fonsu Mielgo and Marcos Llope are the current remaining members, having been joined by Xel Pereda, Simon Bradley and Xuan Rodríguez in 1995, 1996 and 1997 respectively. Other musicians who have been members of or collaborated with the group are the guitar player J.M. Cano and pipers Flavio Rodríguez, H. Urquhart and X.N. Expósito.